The Suns are looking to unload some payroll and it looks like they are getting closer to trading Shaq to Cleveland for Ben Wallace, Sasha Pavlovic, and cash considerations. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that talks have gained “momentum” and quote another source as saying the deal will get done.
The Shaq-to-Cleveland trade talks have gained momentum and Cavaliers officials are nearing the conclusion they should make the move for O’Neal, sources said. Now, they have to find the package that’ll work with Phoenix.
One league executive says there’s an “inevitability” to the talks and that, “It’s going to get done.”
Nevertheless, there are still hurdles. Besides taking Ben Wallace and Sasha Pavlovic, Phoenix wants Cleveland to surrender cash and future draft picks. Both teams have tried to find a third team to get involved, but with no luck yet.
Cleveland and Phoenix are both juggling multiple trade possibilities with other teams, with the Cavs involved with as many as six trade scenarios.